"Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet.
By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other."
-- Louis J. Camuti

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March is Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month!

March is National Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month, sponsored by Petfinder.com. When most people think about adopting rescue animals, small pets like the guinea pig don't often come to mind. In truth, there are many guinea pigs in rescues all across the country, waiting for the perfect home. Maybe you could give a needy guinea pig a loving furever home.

If you still need some convincing, here are the top 10 reasons to adopt a guinea pig, from the Wisconsin Humane Society:

1. "With all the cute, furry guinea pigs to be adopted, you can always find the perfect match."? Victoria Wellens, Executive Director

2. "Guinea pigs are great outlets for giving and receiving affection. Their love is unconditional, non-judging and noncompetitive."? Dezarae Jones Hartwig, Education Manager

3. "All of the guinea pigs at WHS have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, given initial vaccinations and received a health exam."? Dr. Randal Zeman, Veterinary Manager

4. "For children, companion animals can encourage feelings of empathy that may be transferred to people."? Jill DeGrave, Education Director

5. "The cost to adopt a guinea pig is only $5."? Kaye Finne, Project Coordinator

6. "Guinea pigs are natural entertainers. They bring on smiles and laughter, and help to alleviate stress."? Laura Lueck, Education Manager

7. "Volunteers socialize our guinea pigs every day, which means we can offer plenty of useful information about each animal's personality to potential adopters."? Ashley Hardin, Volunteer Coordinator

8. "All guinea pigs come with two months free Shelter Care health insurance." ? Dr. Jeff Banwart, Veterinarian

9. "You only have to make one stop. You can pick up all of the supplies needed for your new friend at Animal Antics, located in the Wisconsin Humane Society."? Michele Tegen, Retail Supervisor

10. "You don't have to take a guinea pig outside in the middle of the night."? Stacy Juedes, Counseling Services Manager

And, if you're already a guinea pig parent, why not consider getting one of these shirts to show your love and support the species:


About This Blog

This blog is designed to connect animals in need with people who want to help, profile animals in need, keep people informed on interesting animal related issues, news, and events, and provide a general resource for all animals lovers. There are ways in which we can all help our feathered, finned, and furry friends and I hope you can do so through my blog.
I’m just a girl doing my best to help every creature who cannot speak for himself. I hope to one day own my own rescue, but until then I will continue to do the little things I can. I’ve had many animal companions in my time, including fish, frogs, gerbils, hermit crabs, birds, cats, and dogs. I am currently the proud person of one dog, five cats and two geckos. On weekends I can be seen moonlighting as Cat Woman.


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